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Tag: kazakhstan

Border Patrol Plane Crashes in Kazakhstan, Killing 27 People Aboard

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A military plane crashed in Kazakhstan Tuesday, killing the country’s acting border-service chief and 19 border guards, along with seven crew members, the Associated Press reports.

Among the dead is active head Col. Turganbek Stambekov.

Details remained murky Wednesday morning, and the cause of the crash was unknown, the AP reported.

In southern Kazakhstan, where the plane crashed, heavy snow, strong winds and low temperatures have caused flight delays, the AP wrote.

In June, Col. Stambekov was given the leadership role after a mass killing of 14 frontier troops in a remote outpost near the border with China in May. The slaughter caught worldwide criticism and raised questions about the troops’ professionalism, the AP reported.

Scores Charged in Cybertheft of Millions from U.S. Banks

computer1By Allan Lengel
AOL News

More than than 60 people were indicted today on charges of stealing millions of dollars from U.S. bank accounts through mischievous computer attacks.

In announcing the local and federal indictments, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of New York said that modern high-tech bank heists no longer require “a gun, a mask, a note or a getaway car. … It requires only the Internet and ingenuity. And it can be accomplished in the blink of an eye, with just a click of the mouse.”

Authorities said the cyberattacks began in Eastern Europe with the e-mailing of a malware known as “Zeus Trojan.”

The e-mails were sent to municipalities and small businesses in the United States, and once they were opened, the malware embedded itself in the computers, recording keystrokes of account numbers and passwords when users logged into bank accounts, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

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